James Maddison has been one of the most popular picks in Fantasy Premier League this season, with the midfielder having starred during a strong start to the season at Spurs.
Maddison has three goals and five assists in the Premier League this season and is the sixth-highest scoring midfielder in FPL. The 26-year-old looks set to miss Gameweek 12 after picking up an ankle injury during Tottenham’s 4-1 defeat to Chelsea on Monday, having withdrawn from the England squad for the upcoming internationals.
With Spurs set for tough games with Aston Villa, Manchester City, West Ham and Newcastle after the break, now might be the right time to move Maddison on.
We’ve looked at the best options to replace Maddison in Fantasy Premier League:
Fantasy Premier League – Best James Maddison replacements:
Gabriel Martinelli – Arsenal (£7.7m)
Gabriel Martinelli is back to full fitness at Arsenal after a frustrating start to the campaign, and the Brazilian will hope to recapture the heights of last season in the coming weeks.
Martinelli was one of the best-value assets in FPL last season as he hit 15 Premier League goals, banking an overall score of 198 points. The 22-year-old received an expected price increase this time around, but his £7.7m valuation still appears value.
No defender has been dribbled past more times in a Champions League game in the last eight seasons than Juanlu Sánchez was against Arsenal (8).
— Squawka (@Squawka) November 8, 2023
The winger has five goal involvements in nine starts across league and Champions League action this season, averaging a G/A every 162 minutes. While that form is solid, but not spectacular, Arsenal’s upcoming run of games adds to his appeal. Arsenal host struggling Burnley in GW12, before winnable clashes with Brentford, Wolves and Luton in their next three.
Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United (£8.3m)
Bruno Fernandes was once a must-have asset in FPL, a status that has slipped as the midfielder aims to earn points in a malfunctioning Manchester United side.
That said, Fernandes’ underlying numbers remain as strong as ever, and the Portugal international heads into this weekend’s home fixture with Luton after scoring the winner at Fulham last time out.
Fernandes ranks first in the Premier League for corners taken, passes into the box and progressive passes, while ranking second for shot-creating actions and expected assists, third for key passes and fifth for shots on target.
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— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) November 2, 2023
After three double-digit hauls already this season, Fernandes shapes as a big differential ahead of Luton’s visit to Old Trafford in GW12.
Jarrod Bowen – West Ham (£7.5m)
Jarrod Bowen’s form this season has earned the West Ham winger an England recall, with the 26-year-old included in the latest squad for November’s internationals with Malta and North Macedonia.
Bowen has scored seven goals in 11 league games this season, becoming the first player in Premier League history to net in their side’s first six away games of a campaign.
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 4, 2023
West Ham are at home in Gameweek 12, but face a Nottingham Forest side who have been poor travellers since promotion to the Premier League. Steve Cooper’s side have won just two of their 25 away games in the Premier League since the start of last season.
Anthony Gordon – Newcastle (£5.7m)
Anthony Gordon was an unfortunate exclusion from the England squad this month, following a fine run of form for Newcastle. The 22-year-old has been excellent for the Magpies during the current campaign, with four goals and two assists after last weekend’s winner against Arsenal.
Only two midfielders priced under £6m – Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz and Brentford’s Mathias Jensen – have scored more FPL points than Gordon, who has averaged 4.9 points per game across 11 fixtures in 2023/24.
Gordon’s appeal could increase this weekend with Newcastle short at centre-forward. Alexander Isak is set to miss this weekend’s clash with Bournemouth, while Callum Wilson is a doubt.
Should the latter be deemed unfit to feature, Gordon could start in a central role. It is a position he shone in during England’s UEFA u-21 European Championship win during the summer.